For many of us, marijuana has been illegal for most of our adult lives and it can be hard to shake that feeling of “doing something wrong.” Rest assured that the Nevada voters approved the recreational use of cannabis, dispensaries provide the products you’re looking for, and the dispensaries are staffed with friendly people who are happy to answer your questions and provide you with information on the products and strains that are available.
How To Find a Dispensary in Las Vegas
Finding a dispensary in Las Vegas is as easy as googling “dispensaries near me.” You can also take a look at the dispensaries listed on Weed Maps to find one near your location. When you select a dispensary to visit, you will want to call ahead first to ensure that it is open to the public and to verify the store hours. Many dispensaries also have websites on which you can view the menu and begin considering which of its offerings you would like to try.
In light of the pandemic, several Las Vegas dispensaries offer curbside pickup as well as delivery options for their customers. Be sure to ask if these options are available and to learn about the dispensary’s process for having your cannabis products delivered to you curbside or to your home.
What You Should Bring to the Dispensary
Each time you go to the dispensary, you should remember to bring the following:
- Your photo ID, which will be scanned before you will be allowed into the retail portion of the building.
- Cash or a debit card so that you can take cash from the ATM when you get there. Because cannabis is still considered illegal at the federal level, few banks will work with dispensaries, making it generally necessary for them to deal in cash.
How Much Cash Should You Bring to the Dispensary?
It depends on how much you want to purchase. Remember that you are legally allowed to possess up to an ounce of cannabis and that ounce can be purchased all at one dispensary or through multiple dispensaries. A gram of smoke-able cannabis leaf will generally run around $10-$15 and there are 28 grams in an ounce, ensuring that you can sample a lot of strains during your time in Las Vegas. However, be warned that an ounce also represents more cannabis than most individuals are capable of smoking themselves during the course of a vacation.
Other Words of Advice
Most dispensaries prohibit the use of cellphones while in the facility. In order to ensure that your first trip to a Las Vegas dispensary is an enjoyable one, put the phone away. Other tips for your dispensary visit include:
- There are no stupid questions. Feel free to ask your budtender any questions about the product that you wish. You will find that they not only have a lot of knowledge about cannabis in general, but they also give good recommendations based on their own experience as well as experiences shared with them by customers who regularly use the products.
- Never buy cannabis in Las Vegas outside of a dispensary. Nevada’s marijuana possession laws only apply to product you’ve purchased from a state-licensed retail establishment or cannabis that you have grown for yourself. Buying marijuana from people on the streets remains illegal.
- Remember to bring a little extra cash to tip your budtender for his or her assistance.
- As exciting as your first purchase from a dispensary is, remember that you cannot smoke or consume it until you get to a private area. In Nevada, smoking marijuana in public is a misdemeanor that can result in a fine of up to $600 on your first offense.
- Remember that is is illegal to share your cannabis product with minors, and they are not allowed inside the dispensary with you. As with all types of medicine or adult recreational products, keep your cannabis purchase out of reach of children.
- It is also illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana. Bear in mind that even with edibles, which can take hours to produce intoxicating effects, it is not safe to drive after you have used cannabis.